Setting up mail

Christian Schoepplein chris at
Fri Jul 28 15:29:47 UTC 2006


On Fri, Jul 28, 2006 at 01:21:12PM +0200, Christian wrote:
>I want to set up mail under my Debian. I know that fetchmail exists 
>but how do I set it to automatically retreive messages? I want to start 
>mutt and then I can view all my new mail. 

man fetchmailrc

See also the file


>my provider use SSL and SMTP authentication. Any good resource for 

smtp is _not_ related to fetchmail. Fetchmail uses pop3/imap to retrive 
messages from a server. smtp is used to send out mails.

You need to setup a local mailserver to send messages, I prefere 
postfix which can be configured easily. postfix is able to authenticate 
against a smarthost, ssl is supported.




Christian Schoepplein <chris at>
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